— Global Hindu Foundation to Government of India

Teesta Setalvad

Indians should be taught about the ‘Hindu Holocaust’ when 80 million Hindus were stabbed  by Muslims in barabaric slaughter according to the Global Hindu Foundation in a letter to the  government of India’s Minister for Human Resources Development (MHRD) Smruti Irani  today. Gory and unsubstantiated descriptions of Hindus who refused to convert and who were taken atop the mountains and killed with ‘blood flowing from the mountain to the streets below’ find mention in this letter from this Hyderabad based affiliate of the sangh  parivar.

The website of the GHF states that it is aimed towards “ Empowering Hindus- Towards a Hindu Worldview” and the controversial letter dated November 15, 2014 addressed to Smruti Irani, cabinet minister for Human Resources Development, and posted on the home page of  savetemples.org, the website of the “Mission to Save Hinduism and Hindu Temples”. Touted  as a ‘Project of Global Hindu Heritage Foundation, (GHHF) USA’, the mission operates out of the ‘Save Temple Office’ opened in Hyderabad city in June 2012.


The letter of the GHF, dated November 15, 2014 clearly emboldened by the regime in power in New Delhi, also states that students should be given a realistic picture of the brutal regimes  of the past (read Muslim and Christian) when ‘Murthies were broken and remnants of Hindu  statues used to build Mosques.” Students should also be taught in schools about how “how  many Temples were converted to Mosques, how many Christians are converting the Hindus  with deception and allurement, how minority appeasement is affecting the quality education and such similar issues should be addressed. Vast literature dealing with “Islamic onslaught”  and “Goa Inquisition” should also be included to know the history of denial of fundamental  rights to Hindus.”

The politicised project to completely colour and distort the teaching of the social sciences with a majoritarian and supremacist worldview, one moreover that stokes false hatreds  against Muslims and Chritisans is in tune with the Shiksha Bachao Andolan (SBA) project  run by Dinanath Batra.

Other subjects that the GHF feels should be taught to students through government run  schools”

“Great Saints of India

“…. School books should include the history, message and glory of great saints of India such as Adi Sankara, Madhvacharya, Ramanujacharya, Meerabai, Kabir, Tukaram, Eknath, Gnaneswar, Namdev, Bhagawan Nityananda, Satya Saibaba, Sri Pada Vallabha, Narasimha Swamy, Samarth Ramdas, Veda Vyasa, Valmiki, Sri Aurobindo, Muktananda, Gorakhnad, Sri Prabhupada, Chinmayananda, Ramana Maharishi Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swami Vivekananda and host of others. They have kept alive the richness of our culture in spite of the attempts destroy the ancient civilization.

“…..The saints have played significant role in the preservation propagating the ideas and philosophies that were necessary to bring unity and much needed reforms to bring the appropriate changes in the society. Considering the Mughal domination of the India, the saints veered and helped bhaktas toward Bhakti marga, the path of devotion, instead encouraging them to conduct Temples pujas, especially North India.
“Hindu Temples – History and relevance

“ It is time to know the power, energy, and vibrations present in Hindu Temples. They are  the place of worship where devotees worship their chosen Gods at different times day in and  day out. Devotees go to the Hindu Temples to experience the infinite divine power through  their individual prayers as well as collective worship. Hindu Temples have been built over  more than twenty centuries providing opportunity to practice their social, religious and  cultural milieu. Each Temple is dedicated to one of the manifestation of infinite power of the  unfathomable divinity of the Almighty. Every Temple will have a sanctum sanctorum with a  presiding Deity who represents the power and energy of GOD. Hindus believe that God is  ever powerful, all pervasive, everywhere and everything is in God.

“…..The Hindu Temples have served as centers of learning and knowledge; foci for social gathering; institutes for art, dance and music; hubs for upholding the dharmic values; nucleus  for peace and nonviolence; lighthouses for philosophy and spirituality, cornerstones for  worship services; promoters of age old, time tested universal values; institutes for yoga and  meditation; holy places for conducting different festivals and rituals; and nexus for  expressing devotion through music, singing and chanting; and centers for social services.


“….. Cow is revered, respected and honored and is regarded as a holy mother. Cows milk is  light and easily digestible for a child. Its products such as milk, ghee, urine, cow dung and  curd, and are considered sacred and has many medicinal values that improve the health of the  humans and purifies the climate. Cow is considered as Kamadhenu (wish fulfilling Deity).

Lord Krishna worshipped cows, used to play flute that attracted the cows and used assemble around him.

“…… All the scriptures such as Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas, Mahabharata, Manusmriti, and others extoll the virtues of the cow. All the Gods reside in her and killing her is considered  the most heinous crime. It is often said “jivantu avadghnyah ta me vishasya dushanih”  meaning that let cows live without slaughter for their whole life-they remove poison and toxins. Many sages, many Hindu Temples and numerous Ashrams maintained Goshalas (cow shelters) for centuries recognizing the numerous benefits that accrue from the cows.